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Jonathan Lemalu

Jonathan Lemalu, a New Zealand born Samoan, is a joint winner of the 2002 Kathleen Ferrier award and the recipient of the 2002 Royal Philharmonic Society’s Award for Young Artist of the Year. He has been made an ONZM for his services to opera, as well as having been named an honorary fellow at the Royal College of Music. Jonathan performs at world renowned opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Chicago Lyric, Dallas Opera, San Francisco Opera, Opera Australia, and Glyndebourne. He has also performed at the Salzburg Festival. His concert and recital performances span both classical and contemporary repertoire and include the Berlin, New York, Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Strasbourg and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, and the New Zealand, London, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, Paris and Tokyo Symphony Orchestras with world renowned conductors that include Davis, Dutoit, Gergiev, Harding, Harnoncourt, Mackerras, Mehta, Norrington, Pappano, Rattle and Summers. Jonathan’s debut recital disc was awarded the Gramophone Magazine Debut Artist of the Year award.  He subsequently released his first solo recording, with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and then a recital disc with Malcolm Martineau, also featuring the Belcea Quartet.